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Focused on Finding Your Star Performers

Key factors of a successful recruitment process:

  • Formulating the best process to fill your mandate;

  • Representing you in the legal market in a polite and professional manner; and

  • Finding the best candidate for your organization.


This is what Sterling Legal delivers to you.


As experts in the legal search space, we have significant experience placing lawyers of all levels into in-house legal departments, from junior counsel through to General Counsel. We also have experience placing patent agents, trademark agents and compliance professionals.


With former practice experience, we are skilled at looking beyond the resume to provide you with our assessments of the candidates we present. We will guide you honestly, identifying the best fit for your organization.

Law Firms

We provide you with real time market information so you understand if your firm is positioned to attract the best candidates. We invest the time to understand your team and its nuances, enabling us to approach the market intelligently. As your representative we are building your firm profile in the marketplace. Our success is a testament to the long-term relationships we’ve built with law firms.


Our placement expertise includes all levels of lawyers in private practice—from junior associates through to senior partners. 

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The Sterling Legal Process

Sterling Process: Employer
1. Need

We invest time to understand your organization, team, priorities, culture, position to be filled and the goal to be accomplished with this hire. We listen and help you determine the qualifications, skills and mandate scope.

2. Brief

We develop a comprehensive action plan, capturing our strategic approach to finding the ideal candidate.

3. Identification

Through our internal research process, we identify prospective candidates. Through in-depth screening and meetings, we assess their skill set and “fit” for the role and your organization. 

4. Interviews

We know the questions to ask and what to look for to provide you with the information you need to determine who should be considered for the role. We develop a detailed synopsis of candidates. We are as involved as needed; we are here to minimize the work for you. 

5. Placement

We are here to do what is needed to help you secure the successful candidate. Our Involvement levels vary, based on your specific needs. Active participation may include presenting offers, salary negotiations, reference checks, etc.

6. Follow-up

We periodically reach out to ensure that you are happy with the candidates we place, and that they are happy in their new roles. Positive integration and communication is key to the success of both the client and candidate. 

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Overarching Principles

Throughout the process, we consistently adhere to three overarching principles, setting the Sterling Legal process above all others.


Communication is key. Updates to both the client and the candidates is more than necessary information sharing; it demonstrates respect and professionalism to all those involved in the process.

Expectations Management

The Sterling Legal team knows the legal landscape. We know what is important to clients and candidates in the legal market. Managing stakeholder expectations spans beyond the search; it includes market perceptions and addressing challenges that may impact recruitment.


Our goal is to provide a direct and smooth process. We deliver credible insights, identify unknowns and remove pain points, helping you navigate to success.

Top legal talent is hard to find. We pride ourselves on our ability to find good lawyers for you -- even when those lawyers are not looking. We find them by:

  • Constantly connecting and maintaining relationships with leading legal talent;

  • Interacting with the legal community professionally and with discretion;

  • Understanding practice areas and different environments; and

  • Effectively screening candidates to find the best fit. 


We go beyond filling a position; we find you the right lawyer to help you drive your business strategies forward.


When you work with Sterling Legal, you benefit from our decades of success in legal recruitment, our intimate knowledge of the market and our reputation for professionalism and integrity.

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